Moving Towards SAN Storage: An Enterprise Perspective
One of the major components of any enterprise IT infrastructure is data storage. There has been continuous effort to explore new storage technologies to improve performance with respect to input/output operations, data availability, consolidation of storage assets and data protection and archiving. Storage has moved from the traditional Direct Attached Storage (DAS) to Network Attached Storage (NAS) and now to Storage Area Networks (SAN). Traditional storage subsystems like Server Attached Storage (SAS) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) use disks directly attached to servers over a Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) bus. However, these have limited capabilities keeping in view the rapidly expanding storage needs.